Did you know that indoor air pollution is one of the worst threats to asthma?

Today we’ll teach you how to improve your home’s air quality 🙂

When we think about air pollution, we usually think of it as being outdoors. However, according to the EPA, the air of our home and office are two to five times more toxic than our outdoor environment!

Let’s check out the main sources of indoor air pollution:

  • House cleaners;
  • Smoke from cooking;
  • Heating stuff (stoves, fireplaces, chimneys, etc);
  • Air-freshening sprays and devices;
  • Electronics and plastic products made with polyvinyl;
  • Candles;
  • Glues and rubber cement;
  • Paints, adhesives, solvents and strippers;
  • Broken compact fluorescent lights;
  • Pesticides;
  • Pressed-wood products;
  • Cosmetics, perfumes and hair sprays.

We know that it’s really difficult to avoid all these sources. Though, there’re many things you can do to reduce this kind of pollution:

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9 tips to reduce indoor air pollution

  1. Keep your house clean and increase air flow by ventilating it often!
  2. Encase your pillows and mattresses in dust-mite-proof covers;
  3. Install HEPA air filters and invest in carbon monoxide alarms;
  4. Avoid scented candles and odor-hiding fragrances. Click here to read our post about free smoke alternatives!
  5. Run the exhaust fan after showers;
  6. Before using your fireplace, check if the flue damper is wide open;
  7. Don’t smoke or allows others to smoke in your house;
  8. If you really have to use a pesticide, spray when no one is home and don’t forget to ventilate your home;
  9. Prevent mold growth! Check out our post about how to prevent mold here!

We hope you liked this post! Don’t lose the next one!
AsthmaLog Team

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